For 1,383 reviews, this critic has graded:
  • 47% higher than the average critic
  • 6% same as the average critic
  • 47% lower than the average critic
On average, this critic grades 10.5 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

Frank Scheck's Scores

  • Movies
  • TV
Average review score: 51
Highest review score: 100 Big Bad Wolves
Lowest review score: 0 Movie 43
Score distribution:
1383 movie reviews
    • tbd Metascore
    • 70 Frank Scheck
    Although the situation seems to have thankfully been resolved several years ago due to the pressure applied by governments and international organizations, Desert Riders nonetheless serves as a bracing cautionary tale.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 70 Frank Scheck
    The First Monday in May should prove catnip to fashionistas.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 70 Frank Scheck
    First Position overcomes its predictable elements thanks to the inherent visual drama of watching children strain their bodies to the limit in obsessive pursuit of their goals.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 70 Frank Scheck
    Although a bit too diffuse to fully realize its potential, the documentary is an evocative portrait of its subject.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 70 Frank Scheck
    Quite moving thanks to its gorgeous cinematography and a story that manages to be emotionally resonate despite its familiarity.
    • 60 Metascore
    • 70 Frank Scheck
    Dans Paris makes the city seem like the ideal place to be clinically depressed.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 70 Frank Scheck
    While the original version's four hours might have made for wearisome viewing for Western audiences, Herzog's 94-minute cut feels just right, fully immersing us in this rarified world without lapsing into tedium.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 70 Frank Scheck
    An atmospheric chiller that’s just quirky enough to achieve cult status.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 70 Frank Scheck
    The latest in a series of big-screen documentaries dealing with the conflict, and it does so in a particularly involving, fly-on-the-wall manner.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 70 Frank Scheck
    Life Partners boasts a sweetly relaxed vibe that makes it go down easily thanks to the witty screenplay by Fogel and Joni Lefkowitz and the highly appealing performances by Leighton Meester (Gossip Girl) and Gillian Jacobs (Community).
    • 55 Metascore
    • 70 Frank Scheck
    If the impact of co-director/writer Reed Cowan's film is undercut by its sometimes sloppy execution, it nonetheless provides a disturbing portrait of the increasing overlap between church and state.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 70 Frank Scheck
    For all the impressive ease with which the filmmaker handles her tyke star, Nana never quite manages to achieve the thematic resonance to which it aspires.
    • 48 Metascore
    • 70 Frank Scheck
    While Saw III provides a decent number of new twists, psychological as well as torture-wise, it necessarily lacks the originality of its predecessors.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 70 Frank Scheck
    Serving as a gentle reminder that enduring love is still possible, My Love, Don't Cross That River is practically the cinematic equivalent of marriage counseling.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 70 Frank Scheck
    Speed Sisters is an eye-opening doc that succeeds in its goal of shattering stereotypes.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 70 Frank Scheck
    Using the plight of the hapless team and its troubled young players as a microcosm of American society in decline, Medora, inevitably bound to be compared to the more ambitious and accomplished Hoop Dreams, nonetheless scores some winning points in powerful fashion.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 70 Frank Scheck
    Director Won Shin-yun delivers a seemingly non-stop series of exciting set pieces that are only slightly marred by occasional visual incoherence.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 70 Frank Scheck
    Marked by incisive characterizations and fine performances, Big Words is aptly titled, referring not only to the name of one of its lead characters but also to the torrent of dialogue driving its skimpy but evocative narrative.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 70 Frank Scheck
    Frequently slaughtered for consumption in Europe, their inhumane treatment as revealed here will surely prompt outrage among animal lovers as well as those concerned with health and environmental issues.
    • 46 Metascore
    • 70 Frank Scheck
    Saw
    Boasts an undeniably original premise and clever plot machinations that lift it several notches above the usual slasher film level.
    • 48 Metascore
    • 70 Frank Scheck
    Despite its occasional missteps, the film relates its important and sadly too-little-known story with skill and efficiency.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 70 Frank Scheck
    Pelican Dreams will give you a new appreciation for these creatures sometimes referred to as "flying dinosaurs."
    • 69 Metascore
    • 70 Frank Scheck
    A worthy addition to the ever-growing canon of Holocaust-related films.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 70 Frank Scheck
    Featuring generous amounts of haunting archival footage and photographs, the film is occasionally a bit diffuse in its narrative, straining to convey the complexities of its story with an overabundance of detail. But it ultimately succeeds.
    • 44 Metascore
    • 70 Frank Scheck
    Tells a fascinatingly lurid tale.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 70 Frank Scheck
    The film will eventually be a must-own video item for theater buffs.
    • 50 Metascore
    • 70 Frank Scheck
    While most likely to appeal primarily to the comic's die-hard fans — and there are still plenty of them these days, thanks to his hugely popular podcast — Road Hard offers genuine laughs while displaying real heart along the way.
    • 51 Metascore
    • 70 Frank Scheck
    Hit man thrillers are a dime a dozen, but director Dru Brown's Aussie variation on the familiar genre takes some seriously clever, nasty turns.
    • 53 Metascore
    • 70 Frank Scheck
    Although the overlong film skirts with hagiography, at times feeling more like a promotional DVD extra than an objective account, it nonetheless has an undeniable emotional pull thanks to its fairy tale-like narrative.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 70 Frank Scheck
    Depicting the struggles of three undocumented Bronx high school students to avoid deportation, From Nowhere resonates with tender compassion for its characters.

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